Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Danish Kaneria and Shahid Afridi
Danish Kaneria and Shahid Afridi. (Photo Source: Twitter and Getty Images)

Sri Lanka Cricket suspends Shehan Madushanka from all forms of cricket for possession of drugs

  • Sri Lanka cricketer Shehan Madushanka, on Sunday, landed into much trouble as he was detained by the police for the possession of heroin.
  • Madushanka hit the headlines after he was caught in Pannala while carrying two grams of heroin.
  • This was the very first instance of any contracted player being remanded over the possession of drugs.
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‘He should think before speaking’ – Danish Kaneria slams Shahid Afridi for his hateful speech against India

  • Shahid Afridi has been in news for all the wrong reasons recently.
  • The former Pakistan captain had delivered a speech on his visit to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) in which had said some hateful things about India and their Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
  • Now, former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has also slammed Afridi for his speech in the PoK.
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‘Playing in IPL can’t be bigger than representing my country’ – Mushfiqur Rahim has no regrets over IPL snub

  • Mushfiqur Rahim has been one of the most consistent batsmen for Bangladesh for the past few years.
  • He has, in a way, what some may call ‘held the middle-order together’.
  • Considering his experience and performances at the highest level, it is slightly surprising that the wicketkeeper-batsman has not yet played in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
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ICC has successfully finished cricket in last 10 years, well done guys: Shoaib Akhtar

  • Shoaib Akhtar, the former Pakistan fast bowler, has hit out severely at the International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • The Rawalpindi Express reckons that the quality of cricket has degraded over the years and the apex cricket board is solely to blame for the same.
  • Akhtar vented his frustration over some playing conditions, which has made it somewhat tough for the bowlers to flourish.
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Fawad Alam is a part of our team and I’m sure he will perform whenever he gets an opportunity: Azhar Ali

  • Fawad Alam has had a tough career as far as getting opportunities is concerned.
  • The left-handed batsman made a lot of noise when he scored a century on his Test century in Colombo.
  • However, his superb knock of 168 against Sri Lanka in 2009 didn’t convince the selectors to keep showing faith in him.
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Manoj Prabhakar to get his pension 15 years after his ban ends

  • Manoj Prabhakar, the tainted Indian cricketer, will be receiving his benevolent found and monthly gratis (equivalent of pension) 15 years after his suspension ended.
  • Ashok Malhotra, the president of Indian Cricket Association (ICA) said the same.
  • Earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) banned him for five years after his alleged involvement in match-fixing along with a few big names.
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I was the slowest bowler in Pakistan, was being called mad for thinking of replacing Waqar Younis: Shoaib Akhtar

  • Shoaib Akhtar recorded the fastest delivery ever bowled in international cricket against England in the 2003 World Cup.
  • Even 17 years later, the record remains unscathed though a number of them, including Shaun Tait and Mitchell Starc have come close.
  • However, there was a time when he was the ‘slowest bowler’ in Pakistan, going by the pacer’s recent comments.
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India’s current pace bowling quartet can play at least for two more years: Bharat Arun

  • In the past few years, the Indian fast-bowling unit has sort of come together and exceedingly well.
  • India has had good quality pacers over the years, but never did they have a unit who was capable enough of picking 20 wickets in Tests constantly.
  • However, since the time Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav have come together and formed a quartet, the bowling unit has taken a lot of wickets together.
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Aakash Chopra picks his all-time RCB XI; excludes Dale Steyn and other stars

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore has been one franchise that has had success in the IPL but not as much as they would have liked.
  • Over the years, the franchise has tried to do a lot of different things and also changed their squad a lot but have failed to get their hands on a trophy.
  • Aakash Chopra sat back and tried to make one of his own. However, while picking the side, we faced a bit of difficulty.
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Dwayne Bravo picks Rohit Sharma to score the first T20 double ton

  • Due to the lockdown across the world, there are very little sports which are going on at this moment.
  • On Monday, ESPNCricinfo released a video in which Dwayne Bravo was faced with some cricket questions.
  • This has been the time when players have been confined to stay home. During this time, players have answered several questions related to cricket for their fans.
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